Sunday, March 22, 2009

Firefox: Bing/Google Dictionary Bookmarklet

A Firefox bookmarklet which will automatically translate the selected text using Google Dictionary (English -> Traditional Chinese). You can modify the "langpair" in the URL for different languages.

To install, drag-n-drop the link below to your bookmark toolbar:
Bing Dictionary Bookmarklet
Google Translate Bookmarklet 
Google Dictionary Bookmarklet

Updated 2011-04-11: Google rolled out an new interface today. Unfortunately it is not even half as good as before, in term of functionality. In my rough 10 minutes testing, it returns 0 result for most of the words I tried. The old version would at least try to give me a web definition or a Google Translate version of the word. For now I am switching to Bing's dictionary.

Updated 2011-04-22: I noticed Google's old dictionary url is working again! Rejoice!

Updated 2011-08-05: The Google Dictionary website was terminated on August 5, 2011 after part of its functionality was integrated into Google Search using the define: operator

Translation: To English Bookmarklet Quickly, Easily Translates Any Text with One Click

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